|Shiva-class nuclear missile|
Covenant Point Defense Laser
The Shiva-Class Nuclear Missile is a UNSC ship-borne thermonuclear weapon, outfitted with a varying payload, with an unspecified explosive yield.
The Shiva Nuclear Missile, is a nuclear ordnance often employed by the UNSC in ship to ship engagements with the Covenant. The use of nuclear weapons, such as the Shiva, are only used when both UNSC forces are outnumbered, or tactical situations that demand the use of such.
The Shiva missile is used on all warships in the UNSC including Capital ships. The Shiva is stored in a ship's nuclear storage bay until it is time to be deployed. Once launched from the ship, its onboard guidance system can guide the warhead to its intended target. However, the warhead's course can be corrected mid-flight by the ship's navigation officer or A.I.
The warhead can also be fitted on C709 Longsword-class Interceptors for a low-profile insertion. The Shiva can be detonated by two methods: radio transmission code sequence, or a proximity fuse, whichever method is most effective for the situation. Space-based weapons are preferred in combat situations with the Covenant because of the massive Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) released by such warheads like the Shiva; this is most effective for disabling electronics aboard nearby enemy ships. This was done by the Gray Team Spartans in Halo: The Cole Protocol.
|List of UNSC Vehicle Weapons and Explosives|
|Artillery||102mm SC-HE Rocket Turret | 440 mm Heavy Artillery | KG Mk 34 Antipersonnel Flame Mortar Launcher|
|Autocannons||50mm Point Defense Gun | 110mm Rotary Cannon | 120mm Ventral Gun | GUA-23/AW/Linkless Feed Autocannon | M247 GPMGT Autocannon | M247T MMG | M41 Light Anti-Aircraft Gun | X23 NNEMP Cannon | AAA Helix Gun|
|Chemical weapons||Narcozine Gas | VX 7 Nerve Gas|
|Magnetic Acceleration weapons||LRG Rail Gun | M68 Gauss Cannon | Magnetic Accelerator Cannon|
|Land mines||Antlion Anti-Personnel Mine | Asteroidea Anti-personnel Mine | Lotus Anti-Tank Mine | Trip Mine | Type 14 Magnetic/Anti-Tank Mine|
|Missiles||Anaconda Surface-to-Air Missile | ANVIL-II ASM | ANVIL-IV ASM | A-74 Sylver Vertical Missile Launcher | Archer Missile | Ares Missile | Argent V Missile | ASGM-10 Missile | Scorpion Missile|
|Nuclear weapons||FENRIS Nuclear Warhead | Fury Tactical Nuclear Weapon | HAVOK Nuclear Warhead | NOVA Bomb | Shiva-class Nuclear Missile|
|Space mines||HORNET Mine | Moray Space Mine|
|Tank guns||90mm High Velocity Cannon | 120mm High-Velocity Gun|